Speaking up against racism It can be difficult to talk to people who have a different opinion than you about racism - particularly if you feel strongly about your beliefs. <3 Our tip for avoiding an argument is to never call somebody a racist. If you do this, the person will become defensive and not listen to anything else you say. Instead, you should tell them that you disagree with what they have said, and explain why. You should only criticize the comment, not the person.